To ensure vaccine equity, 'donations are not sustainable' - activist

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The US has donated over five million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in a move that will boost the local vaccination drive. 

While the donation has been welcomed, activists warn a more permanent solution was needed to ensure vaccine equity across the world. 

According to the US mission's Todd Haskell, the first batch of the 5.7 million doses will arrive in the country on Saturday and the balance on Tuesday.

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